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Elspeth
07-06-2009, 01:57 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/06/opinion/06ross.html?_r=1


Palin and Her Enemies

By ROSS DOUTHAT
Published: July 5, 2009

She should have said no.

...............Here are lessons of the Sarah Palin experience, for any aspiring politician who shares her background and her sex. Your children will go through the tabloid wringer. Your religion will be mocked and misrepresented. Your political record will be distorted, to better parody your family and your faith. (And no, gentle reader, Palin did not insist on abstinence-only sex education, slash funds for special-needs children or inject creationism into public schools.)

Male commentators will attack you for parading your children. Female commentators will attack you for not staying home with them. You’ll be sneered at for how you talk and how many colleges you attended. You’ll endure gibes about your “slutty” looks and your “white trash concupiscence,” while a prominent female academic declares that your “greatest hypocrisy” is the “pretense” that you’re a woman. And eight months after the election, the professionals who pressed you into the service of a gimmicky, dreary, idea-free campaign will still be blaming you for their defeat.

All of this had something to do with ordinary partisan politics. But it had everything to do with Palin’s gender and her social class.

Sarah Palin is beloved by millions because her rise suggested, however temporarily, that the old American aphorism about how anyone can grow up to be president might actually be true.

But her unhappy sojourn on the national stage has had a different moral: Don’t even think about it.

I'm to depressed for words this morning.

Rockntractor
07-06-2009, 02:01 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/06/opinion/06ross.html?_r=1



I'm to depressed for words this morning.

Exchange it for anger.

satanica
07-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Sarah Palin is beloved by millions because her rise suggested, however temporarily, that the old American aphorism about how anyone can grow up to be president might actually be true.But her unhappy sojourn on the national stage has had a different moral: Don’t even think about it.

What kind of idiot would write these words right after the US just elected the first black president in history.

Still waiting for the reason she bailed out on Alaska when economic times got tough.

Elspeth
07-06-2009, 02:02 PM
Exchange it for anger.

In time. Right now, I'm just sad and disappointed. :(

satanica
07-06-2009, 02:04 PM
In time. Right now, I'm just sad and disappointed. :(

Face it, Palin is a idiot...and a quiter.

Rockntractor
07-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Face it, Palin is a idiot...and a quiter.
Isn't there someone you can go posses for awhile?

lacarnut
07-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Face it, Obama is a idiot...and a liar.


Fixed....